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The Good Graduate Guide – Part Five

The Good Graduate Guide – Part Five Listen and Learn If you’ve read parts one to four of our good graduate guide, then hopefully you’ve picked up some handy tips on how to maximise your chances of landing your perfect graphic design job. Despite this, as with any industry, there is still a chance that…

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The Good Graduate Guide – Part Four

The Good Graduate Guide – Part Four Commercial Thinking We’ve tackled the creative and now it’s time to get down to business. In this instalment of the ‘Good Graduate Guide’ we’ll be exploring why as well as having a top notch CV and portfolio, to be a successful graphic designer, you’ll need to be commercially…

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The Good Graduate Guide – Part Three

The Good Graduate Guide – Part Three Building a killer portfolio If you’ve read the first two installments of our ‘Good Graduate Guide’ then by now, you’ll have a beautifully crafted, kick-ass CV and you’ll have figured out how you’re going to make sure it’s noticed. So what now? Time to start working on your…

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The Good Graduate Guide – Part Two

The Good Graduate Guide – Part Two Keep it Relevant In Part One of our Good Graduate Guide, we explored the fundamental importance of doing your research when approaching potential employers. If you haven’t read it, you can do so here. In Part Two, we’ll be discussing why you need to keep it relevant, so…

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The Good Graduate Guide Part One – Top Tips

The Good Graduate Guide Top tips for students looking for that first graphic design job. As many of you will know, at 52 Degrees North, we work closely alongside clients in the education sector and with exam season in full swing and employability skills high on the agenda, we thought we’d put together a few…

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New Win – Raymer Enterprises

We’re delighted to welcome Raymer Enterprises to the 52 Degrees North family! Raymer Enterprises provide highly regarded emotional health and wellbeing services to schools across the Midlands. With a growing client base and excellent reputation, when Raymer wanted a slick new brand image and visual style for their communications, they spoke to us.

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Grown-up Graphic Design and the Firework Effect

Grown-up Graphic Design and the Firework Effect There’s a whimsical aura around the graphic design profession and it’s easy to see why. Imaginative, inventive and inspiring, it’s an industry that in our experience, when we tell people what we do, generally provokes a ‘wow’ reaction. I like to call it the ‘firework effect’. (If you’ve…

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Celebrating Ten Years in Business!

In 2009 UK entrepreneurial spirit reined supreme and 102,848 companies were established. 52 Degrees North was amongst that number. Fast-forward a decade and on a bright spring day in March 2019, we’ve reached our ten-year milestone!

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New Win – University of Huddersfield

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve just welcomed another new client to the 52dn family! Following a successful tender process, we’ve been appointed as a graphic design partner to the University of Huddersfield. One of just a handful of agencies to be appointed to the University framework, we’ll be working alongside the team at the…

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New Win – Busy Bees Nurseries

With 374 nurseries across the country, Busy Bees are the UK’s leading childcare provider and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently added them to our client list! Renowned for providing rich learning opportunities in unique environments, the Busy Bees brand is vibrant, individual and exciting and we’re loving every moment of working on it!…

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Your Brand in Colour

When it comes to establishing your brand, choosing your colours may appear to be a seemingly insignificant and straightforward task. Surely you just go right ahead and go with your personal favourite right? Think again.

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How to get the best from your graphic designer…

How to get the best from your graphic designer… Are you a client who has provided a rough creative brief. Given your designer ‘a blank canvas’ but found the final result lacking in creative design? Are you a designer who has found yourself working to what you believed to be your client’s objectives. Only to…

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design Part Four

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design – Part Four

As we discussed in our previous posts, graphic design has become democratised, so when it comes to selecting the design agency for you, there is often no shortage of choice.  Of course, making the right choice can be somewhat more complex. In our view, in addition to creativity (which should be a given), there are…

52DN Client Satisfaction Survey Results 2019

Client Satisfaction Survey Results 2019

It’s no secret that at 52dn, we believe that the best creative is born from the very best client-designer relationships. As a result, we work hard to build successful partnerships that deliver results and stand the test of time.Of course, in order to do this, we like to make sure that we’re always improving our…

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#ReverseAdventCalendar

This Christmas, we’re going to be supporting our local food bank in Tamworth by taking part in the Trussell Trust’s reverse advent calendar. With over 166,958 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in the Midlands in 2016/17, we’ll be donating an item for every day of advent. We’ve also been posting our very own…

#Togetherwe – Celebrating the designer-client partnership

At 52dn, we believe that the best design is born from the best client-designer relationships and that truly effective design is a direct result of communication, understanding and trust, at every stage of the process. #Togetherwe. It’s no coincidence of course that our strapline ‘Together we build brands’, stems from this belief and that everything we…

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design Part Three - What makes you tick

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design – Part Three

What makes you tick – In our previous post, we explored the importance of information and understanding between designer and client (if you haven’t read it already, you can do so here). In this post, we explore what makes you tick? In this latest instalment, we’ll be expanding on that to provide a more detailed insight…

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design Part Two

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design – Part Two

Are you a client who has provided a rough creative brief, given your designer ‘a blank canvas’ but found the final result lacking? Are you a designer who has found yourself working to what you believed to be your client’s objectives, only to discover (often too late), that you’ve missed the mark completely? You’re likely…

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design Part One

The Straightforward Guide to Graphic Design – Part One

If you’re reading this, the chances are you are (or have been) involved with a graphic designer at some stage in your career. If so, then there is little doubt that you will have experienced each and every one of the emotions known to man – from confusion (when they ramble on about vector vs…

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The Value of ‘Expertise’

It used to be that to call oneself a designer automatically implied certain expertise. Schooling, certification and talent were generally required — or at least implied. These days, however, anyone with a laptop, a latte and Photoshop can jump into the marketplace and don the “Designer” badge. Fonts, clip art, and royalty free stock photography available…